Alleppey FAQs

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Area geography

Alleppey is located between 9.50° North Latitude and 76.33° East Longitude. It is a town in the Alappuzha District of the state of Kerala. Alleppey is dotted with beautiful lakes, rivers, lagoons, canals and of course, the backwaters. It was described as the 'Venice of East' by Lord Curzon.

Notes currencies cards

The currency of India is Indian Rupee (INR). You can withdraw money from ATMs across the city. Credit cards are not widely accepted and so keep cash handy.

Cellular service for tourists

Foreign tourists can buy prepaid SIM cards to avoid high roaming charges while travelling in Alleppey. You can get prepaid cards from one of the many mobile recharge shops in Alleppey.

Wifi internet

You can avail Wi-Fi services at most of the hotels and even some restaurants in Alleppey. The Wi-Fi services might be payable or complimentary.

Drinking laws

The legal age for consumption of alcohol in Kerala is 21 years.

Tipping

Tipping is an important part of etiquette to be observed while touring anywhere in India. It’s a common practice to tip waiters in a restaurants and cab drivers while sightseeing.

Safety

Allepey has a low crime rate and therefore considered relatively safe. However, petty crimes like pickpocketing or bag snatching are common. It’s advisable to always be cautious of your surroundings and avoid visiting isolated areas, especially after dark.

General information

Languages spoken

Malayalam, Tamil, English

Time zones

IST (UTC+5.5 hours)

Major religions

Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism, Christianity

Domestic international calling codes

Calling Code for India – 91, Domestic Code for Allepey – 0478

Electricity standards

In India, the standard voltage is 220 Volts. If you have equipment that runs on a different voltage, please procure a suitable voltage adaptor to run your equipment. In India, the power plug-in is generally two pin plug and three pin plug.

Common greetings

Hello - namasthe/namaskaram

Welcome - swaagatham

How are you? - sukhamalle?

What is your name? - perenthaa?

Listen - sraddhikhu

Please - dayavaai

Thank you - nanni

Goodbye - poyivaraam

Can you help me please? - onnu sahaayikkumo?

Excuse me/sorry - kshamikkanam

How much will it cost? - ithinu enthu vila varum?

Can I make a phone call from here? - Onnu phone cheyyan pattumo?

Where can I hire a taxi? - evide taxi kittum?

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Emergency numbers

Hospital

Government Medical College, Telephone: +91-477-2282015

Police Station

Telephone: +91-479-2445929